The Glorious Life: Community News

Celebrating New Year’s Eve Around the World

Think about it. Is there another day which is celebrated with equal enthusiasm around the world as New Year’s Eve? While festivities vary from country to country, one tradition is shared worldwide: Toasting. The custom of toasting as we know it today originated in medieval England. Back then, the raising of glasses was accompanied by […]

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Gloria Ferrer’s Glass Collection

Gloria Ferrer has always had a passion for glass collecting. It began while on a trip to Venice, Italy when her father bought her first flute, a beautiful red Murano crystal glass with a golden dauphine in the stem. Ever since then she has collected a glorious glass from every trip she has taken. As […]

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José & Gloria Ferrer’s Story

In the 70’s José and Gloria Ferrer first came to Sonoma, at the end of a California road trip. They fell in love with the area, the name Valley of the Moon, and they dreamt to someday build a winery in Sonoma. In 1982 they stumbled upon a plot of wide open land with sloping […]

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Glorify Your Picnic

Just like brunch, picnics are trending more than ever. It’s the combination of all things glorious that make them so appealing: food, wine, and nature. Whether it’s you and your significant other or a group of friends it is bound to be a wonderful day spent. So here is a detailed guide on how to make […]

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Tasting Room Evolution

Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards was the first sparkling wine house to be built in Carneros. Our culture has often been notable as a combination of vibrant Spanish tradition and casual Sonoma County elegance. This year we celebrate thirty years and reminisce on the changes over the years. This blog celebrates the renovation of our beloved winery, Tasting Room, and Vista Terrace and how it has always maintained its Spanish heritage and Catalan architectural influence.

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How to Throw a Glorious Garden Spring Party

Spring has SPRUNG (here in California at least). The vineyard rows are lined with wildflowers. It’s such a beautiful site that we’re throwing a garden themed party, Bubbles & Blooms, at the winery on April 9, 2016 to showcase the seasonal beauty that spring brings, after all, celebrating is what we do best.  We turned to […]

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Celebrating Spring

Spring is around the corner. We love spring because it’s the time the valley comes alive! Each spring the Sonoma hills are blanketed with wild flowers and it’s common to see mustard flowers in full bloom in our vineyard rows. To celebrate this lively time of year we’ve decided to throw our first ever Bubbles & […]

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2015 Glorious Bites Finals

Four finalists were flown in from around the country and on Saturday October 10th, 2015 they competed for the Glorious Bites title and a $5,000 grand prize. The event took place at our winery in sunny, picturesque Sonoma, California. Guests and friends alike gathered in the arbor for this glorious event. Emcee Leslie Sbrocco kicked off the day by […]

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NYC Glorious Bites Challenge

This past Saturday was a night to remember in New York City. The city was alive, the bubbles were flowing, and the appetizers were cooked to perfection. Five talented Glorious Bites semi-finalists joined us at the ICE Culinary Kitchen in New York City to compete for a chance to move on to the finals. Although […]

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Summer Wine & Music Series at Gloria Ferrer

Unwind, relax and join us at the end of your day for a glass of bubbly and live music out on our vista terrace. Starting Thursday July 9th, we will be hosting our Summer Wine & Music Series every Thursday evening throughout the month. Small bites will be available for purchase along with our award […]

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Our Year in Review: 2014

And just like that… BOOM!  It’s 2015. And what a year 2014 has been! From releasing a new varietal of wine to commencing a renovation of our tasting room (and world as we know it), this year has yielded plenty of noteworthy events to reflect upon. Here is the place to catch up on the past […]

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Staff Spotlight: Jennifer North

Monthly, this Staff Spotlight blog segment will be here to shine a light on our many Gloria Ferrer employees and get you familiar with the important people behind this bubbly business of ours, if you will! Kicking off this blog series is none other than the “Mama Jen” herself–our Assistant Manager of the Visitor’s Center Jennifer North.  This […]

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Sonoma Bar Battle 2014

The 8th annual Sonoma Bar Battle occurred October 8th, 2014 at Sonoma Valley Veteran’s Building and marked Gloria Ferrer’s fifth year participating in this event. As a charity event, all proceeds were contributed to the Native Sons of the Golden West Parlor #111 and the American Legion Jack London Post #489. A bartender from each participating […]

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